The second annual Witnesses Now for Jesus – West Coast once again will be held at the main meeting room of the Hawthorn Suites on Friday and Saturday April 26 and 27. The theme of this year’s West Coast conference is “Finding True Peace After the Watchtower.”
I am asking all participants to please arrive on Thursday April 25 so we all can have dinner together and get to know each other. Some of us have communicated over the Internet or on the phone but never face to face. It gave me a pleasant feeling at this dinner last year to see people who knew each other electronically to finally meet and share a hug or hand shake for the first time. Thursday dinner will be at the Black Bear Diner in Sacramento and transportation will be provided to and from the hotel. Hey Cochise, get there a little earlier this year so someone does not have to put their fork down to get you from the airport!!! As we learned from Cochise last year please try to arrive and check in to your room by 6:00 PM.
Rooms and Rates
We were given a special rate of $89 a night for a single King and $99 a night for a double queen room. The Hawthorn Suites is located at 321 Bercut in Sacramento, California. Room reservations can be made at 916- 441-1200 and inform them you are with ‘Witnesses now for Jesus Conference’ to obtain our rate. Just a note of information, it is possible to get a lower rate if a room is booked and paid for through an online booking agency like Travalocity or Orbitz. I have learned Hawthorn Suites rooms booked through an online agency are in the two buildings in the back but not far at all but a little more walking, not much.
Transportation to and from the Sacramento Airport
Upon arriving at the Sacramento Airport, SMF, after gathering your luggage please call the hotel and they will send a shuttle to pick you up. We also have a volunteer in our group with a mini van to also assist the hotel in picking up our folks to and from the airport. It is only a 15 minute drive from the hotel to the airport.
The hotel serves hot breakfast every morning at no cost. We have prearranged reservations at various close restaurants for lunch and dinner for both days, four minivans and some cars are available to transport all to and from these places to socialize and eat. It is not necessary to rent a car unless you decide to do so.
Our Speaking Schedule
When completed all will receive a copy so to know the day and time you will take the podium. Please prepare instructional talks to last from 45 to 55 minutes. Some testimonies will be given 30 minutes. If each of you could please send me a short bio of yourself and maybe a face shot picture as I plan to add them to the program. I would like to have them by the end of February as we hope to complete the programs by March 10.
Power Point Presentation
Mr. Dave Hampton performed a great job last year doing sound and I’m glad he has agreed to return in this capacity. Dave also handles the power point presentation for anyone desiring to have a power point accompany their talk. Dave must load your power point into the computer and it simply cannot be done at the last minute. Please email your power point to Dave no later than Friday April 12 to allow ample time to load. Dave’s email is email@example.com.
I am truly looking forward to hosting this event as it is my great passion to snatch as many as I can from the dishonest teaching of the Watchtower and to help those find true peace after leaving that organization. This is a team, effort and I am truly grateful to be associated with every one of you as we together, snatch, help and provide comfort in restoring lives which have been lost to the Watchtower.
Please do not hesitate to call me for any reason